Draft cost report issued

The Health Care Financing Administration in Baltimore has released a draft of the cost report that eventually will be required for all certified hospices. HCFA also announced that implementation of the new cost report will be delayed six months beyond the Oct. 1, 1999, date mandated by Congress in last year's Balanced Budget Act. Copies of the draft cost report can be obtained from HCFA's Reports Clearing Office at (410) 786-1326; request Draft Hospice Cost Report, Form HCFA 1984-96, HCFA pub. 15-11. n